Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
the same position before the withdraw which was we agreed with the obama administration, let's have a force agreement to make sure we secure our gains. the vice president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama and he failed to get the agreement. we don't have a status of forces agreement because they failed to get one. that's what we are talking about. when it comes to our veterans we owe them a great debt of gratitude for what they've done for us, including your son beau, but we don't want to lose the things we fought hard to get. afghanistan, the 2014 deadline we agree with the 2014 transition but what we also want to do is make sure we're not projecting weakness abroad. that's what's happening here. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself but unfortunately it's indicative of a broader problem. and that is, what we're watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy. which is making the world more chaotic and us less safe. >> i just want to talk to you about right in the middle of the crisis. governor romney and you're talking ab
Oct 11, 2012 10:30pm EDT
on september 11th in benghazi, libya, congressman ryan accusing the obama administration obvious skating whether it was an att k attack. president biden countered with this. >> the congressman cut embassy security in his budget $300 million below what we asked for. >> that is correct but it's largely irrelevant. ryan's budget is for fiscal 2013 that started october 1st. it had nothing to do with the events in benghazi. on heated exchanges between obama-care and medicare, we've covered a lot before, ryan repeating the claim obama takes $716 billion out of medicare but not acknowledging it is for providers not beneficiaries. >> here has the problem, they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar turning medicare into a biggy bank for their own obama-care. 1 out of 6 hospital and nursing homes will go out of business as a result of this. >> 1 in 6 hospitals and nursing homes will go out of business. not quite. medicare's chief act tu auary d testify the cuts testify the cuts under obama-care would be an issue. 15% of providers could become unprofitable without productivity adjustments.
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
to paint the obama administration in lacking. but i didn't hear really biden in any of the summaries come out with any new policies or anything concrete that would be different from the current administration. >> what you did not hear was joe biden really talk about barack obama at all. joe biden on his game? he was. we thought it was overbearing. some might not. but joe biden did not make the case for why barack obama deserves to be president for four more years. maybe he made the case why he should be the democrat nominee in 2016, but he did not speak on behalf of the person on on top of that ticket. to some of the specific issues julian mentioned, if you don't think the polls have moved that much, then you aren't looking that closely. ohio is now within very much the margin of error. florida is going toward romney. and you're looking at states like michigan, pennsylvania, new hampshire, very much in play. this race is extremely tight. and that debate last night did not help democrats at all because guess what, joe biden did not explain why the ticket deserves to have four more years. h
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
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